The Central Region is one of the seven regions established under the regional plan of organization committee and finally adopted by the national body at the annual convention in San Francisco in 1957. The Central Region covers the largest geographical area in Jack and Jill spanning the heartland of America, from the mighty Mississippi River to the rustic Rocky Mountains. Currently, there are 16 chapters in seven states that stretch north to Iowa, south to Oklahoma and Arkansas, east to Illinois, and west to Colorado. States rounding out the rest of the region are Missouri and Kansas.
CENTRAL REGION CHAPTERS
The Central Region is comprised of 17 chapters:
Greater Pikes Peak Chapter - Vice President
Joan Thompson, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Space Force
Lt Col Thompson currently serves as the Deputy Director, Personnel, Manpower and Services, Headquarters U.S. Space Force (USSF), Peterson AFB, Colorado. On 2 Oct 2020, she took the oath to join the USSF. The USSF was established on 20 December 2019 as the 6th branch of the U.S. Armed Services; it is the first new military service since the Air Force was created in 1947. On 7 Oct, the USSF announced the results of its Squadron Commander board and Lt Col Thompson was selected to command the Education Operations Support Squadron. This is a new squadron that will fall under the future Space Training and Readiness Command (STARCOM). She will be responsible for standing up the unit, designing what Full Operating Capability (FOC) looks like, navigating the basing process and building the foundational USSF education objectives. Lt Col Thompson will make history as the first commander of this new Space Force squadron.
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